For different reasons, most people want to stay in their homes for as long as possible. Staying close to friends and family, staying surrounded by familiar locations, and the nostalgia and memories with your home. However, there can sometimes be a struggle to figure out how to maintain that lifestyle as you age.
There are a few different ways that you can have your home modified that allow you to keep your independence and satisfaction in life. Below is a list to start you off on the right path to being able to stay in your home for years to come.
- Cleanliness- Although it’s simple, it is essential. Ensuring floors are cleared of clutter, cords or rugs, or anything that could be tripped on or over. This can help to prevent trips and falls that could otherwise endanger your wellbeing.
- Accessibility: Keep your world at your height. It sounds intuitive but double-checks that you can easily reach everything you need within your home. It’ll save you the time and effort to find step stools or get down on hands and knees to go into the far back of a cupboard for something.
- Appliances- No matter who you are or where you live, make sure that all your appliances are functioning how they are supposed to and that they’re at a height level you can work with—no point in having a microwave you can’t reach after all.
- Grab Bars- Grab bars are essential no matter your age. Putting them in your bathrooms and ensuring stair railings is vital for yourself and anyone else; no matter your age, you can slip and fall, and it’s good to have something to grab onto to save yourself.
- Fixing Lighting- You want to see what you’re doing, and having bright lights can help you do just that! Plus, making the lights accessible means you don’t have to struggle through the room in the dark.
These tips are helpful for everyone to have a safe home and can make it possible for you to stay in your home for longer with the older you get.
*We at Royalty Care can help ensure these tips are followed and provide you with even more information about improving a home so your loved one can live more comfortably. Please call us today to find out more at (705)-725-1600.